Melissa Fleis is one of the contestants of Project Runway season 10. She finished in third place. She has a MFA in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She looks at historical art movements for inspiration in her designs. She describes herself as hardworking, organized with good skills for experimental design techniques. In 2013, she became of the contestants of
Project Runway All Stars season 3.
However, she was sent home during the cocktail dress challenge.